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The Sword of Damocles; verso: Sketches of Man's Head and of a Figure with a Raised Arm

Artist:
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish, Blåkrog 1783–1853 Copenhagen)
Date:
1805
Medium:
Pen and black ink, over graphite
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 9/16 x 10 in. (31.9 x 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charles and Jessie Price Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.253a, b
Not on view
Signature: At lower right, signed and dated (?) "C.W. Ekersberg del: test B.M. [?]" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: At lower center, inscribed "Demokles", and to the right "in [?] Aprill 1805. -" in pen and grey ink, by the artist; at lower left, inscribed "Dionysius - Konig" [?] and at lower right "[...]adinator" [?] in black chalk or graphite, probably by the artist. Verso: at lower left, inscribed "39." in red pencil (19th- or 20th-century handwriting); at upper right, inscribed "3" in graphite (20th-century handwriting).
sale, Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, November 29, 2010, lot 815/189; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
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